I Say Tomato

July 30, 2011


Saturdays are the new Friday for us. The work week concludes and alarm clocks don’t have to be set.


Driving – instead of biking – home from the bakery was a BREEZE!! I better not get too used to driving – I haven’t put gas in my car in months and it’s been nice!

Matt and I made a spaghetti dinner to go with our cinematic evening


Complete with a bottle of First Colony’s Petit Verdot! I wasn’t planning to drink, but Matt had this bottle open so fast! It was a gift from one of our employees – Martha – who is the manager at First Colony when we opened the bakery!


The wine was delicious – just how I like ‘em dark and fruity. And the initial nose reminded me of an ICE CREAM PARLOR! I have no idea why, but it was heavenly!


Note the glass on the left. It’s GIANT. It’s obviously Matt’s. Mine is large too – his is just extra extra large (TWSS!)


I came home from work yesterday to find this massive bag of tomatoes in our fridge!! Karen has a key to our house and likes to leave us surprises : ) She got them from our friends, The Train’s, house!


Within moments I knew exactly what they would be used for


Mom’s tomato sauce! It’s basically slow-simmered tomatoes with a can of tomato paste, herbs, and many glugs of sherry!


Served over whole wheat spaghetti and topped with basil


Just finished HP6. My Potter memory is SO poor!!! I can’t remember a thing about the series. I read the books so fast because the plot was speedy that I don’t think I absorbed many details. I’ve read them all and see all but the last movie and I still sit here and ask Matt “Wait, Snape did WHAT!?”

Matt on the other hand has read all the books in English a few times and in Spanish as well and can tell you every detail of every chapter. I have no idea how he remembers details like that.

I can’t imagine not seeing at least all the movies – it makes me feel part of society! Same with Lord of the Rings. I confess I didn’t read all of the books, but I am in love with the film!

Have a great night and a lazy morning!

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1 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs July 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Harry Potter forever! And I’m super jealous that you haven’t filled your car up with gas in months. Congratulations on being awesome 😛


2 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 30, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Lately my harry potter wisdom has been strong haha I have been reviewing so I am not lost when I see the new movie :)


3 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

My boyfriend Will is like that too. He remembers the tiniest details about everything and I always feel like I must be sleeping throughout movies!


4 Baking N Books July 30, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Yikes! Guess I’m not part of society then!

Spanish? Do you both speak/read it?


5 Wymberley July 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I live 6 miles out a very fast highway from my small town. What I would give to not have that highway and a sunny quiet path! I envy your bike ride! And Im totally going to make that sauce.


6 Jack O'Brien July 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Your husband knows Spanish?! Matt just got like 1000x more awesome, and sexy haha.


7 KathEats July 31, 2011 at 6:56 am

Well he has forgotten a good bit by now, but he used to! He spent a summer in Mexico doing an archaeological dig


8 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life July 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Mmm that pasta sauce looks incredible — must make something similar soon! I made spaghetti squash recently, so maybe that counts. 😉 And I keep meaning to read HP, but never got into it…I’m sure I’ll get into it soon — can’t resist much longer. It’s like Smashing Pumpkins — it took me a few years to get on board, but when I discovered them, I got a lil’ obsessed. 😉


9 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I needed Matt at the theater last night to explain all the details! We watched it in 3D–totally worth the extra $3.


10 Sweet and Savvy July 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Wow on the gas! And I LOVE the HP series. Your husband and I would get along well!


11 Bee Goes Bananas July 30, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Love your chalk designs and writing!


12 Hannah July 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Love love love how your napkin sets off the pasta sauce!


13 Steph @ A Hungry Bookworm July 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Yum! That tomato sauce looks amazing!


14 Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks July 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

That is so funny; I made homemade sauce tonight, too! A friend of mine grows his own produce and give me BOXES of amazingly delicious goods, including big juicy tomatoes. Better work on making him my BEST friend, huh? 😉


15 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Matt’s read them in Spanish too?! Haha, that’s awesome!


16 [email protected] Kel Show July 30, 2011 at 10:23 pm

We had friends join us for dinner tonight, and we were actually discussing HP and Lord of the Rings. They have NEVER seen any of them! 3 adults…I love the HP series and have read all the books at least twice, and love movie refreshers before moving into the next movie. (I used to reread one book before the next book was released.) The last movie was wonderful, I cried.



17 Cait's Plate July 30, 2011 at 10:31 pm

My sister read all the books in French! That’s so funny. I didn’t know other people did things like that :)

I’m the same way – I read all the books and saw all the movies but was still foggy on the details. I need to re-read them again some day.

Have a wonderful sleep-in morning!


18 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 30, 2011 at 10:31 pm

My husband is like that with movies and books too. It amazes me. I loved Lord of the Rings but gave up on Harry Potter after movie #3 or so. Enjoy your lazy morning!


19 staceyhealthylife July 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Great simple but tasty and pretty dinner. I think I’m going to make that this week.


20 Khushboo July 30, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Wow I had no idea that Matt was fluent Spanish…(haha and I say that like me and Matt are BFFs)


21 Angel7 July 30, 2011 at 11:15 pm

We got back from visiting my parents today, and being that my dad has a garden, we were given some awesome tomatoes! Being that we love fresh, homemade salsa in our home, we most likely will make a batch with the tomatoes my parents gave us, even though we still have some homemade salsa in the fridge that we made about a week or so ago!



22 Hayley July 30, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Looks so yummy!! I need to go to the farmers market ASAP!!


23 Lynda @ Healthy Hoboken Girl July 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Enjoy your evening and day off!
Great idea, spaghetti night sounds perfect!
Where’s Faith & Tate? They’re missing out!!


24 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) July 31, 2011 at 12:15 am

I just saw HP7 final one last night and I’m the same way! I can’t remember everything from the books — just big events.


25 lynn @ the actor's diet July 31, 2011 at 1:01 am

i’m not good at remembering details either. i’ve already forgotten the last harry potter and i saw it recently.


26 Alex @ fightcancerwithfood July 31, 2011 at 3:51 am

haha I’m exactly the same about the harry potters. It’s not that I don’t like them (although I did think that the one before this final one was seeeriously bad) but I can never remember what happens!


27 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 31, 2011 at 6:19 am

Oh I smell a foodgawker submission a mile away. Or 3000 miles away.

Keep me posted. Those are shoe-in’s.



28 [email protected] Flying ONION July 31, 2011 at 6:58 am

I’ve never even read one of the HP. Or watched any of the shows. I’m so out of the loop…ha!

Your dinner is so summery and fresh. Love it! 😀


29 Ashley G July 31, 2011 at 7:13 am

TWSS!! Love the days where you don’t have to wake up with an alarm clock (even if you do end up waking up naturally around the same time)!


30 kaila @ healthy helper! July 31, 2011 at 7:16 am

Yum that tomato sauce looks delish! Kinda chunky….just how I like it!!!


31 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 31, 2011 at 7:38 am

Dinner looks so good! I love a good homemade tomato sauce to put over pasta!


32 Fran July 31, 2011 at 7:39 am

It so strange what you do and don’t remember. I read the first 4 books all in a row. Then when the movies came out I was waiting for things to happen that hadn’t happened yet! To me it was one long story. It’s like that with so many memories though. I bet you remember things from childhood that your sister doesn’t and vice versa. That’s how it is with my sister and me. Very strange how that works.


33 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 31, 2011 at 7:55 am

Looks like a fun evening!

Enjoy your weekend :)


34 Ally at A Girl in her Kitchen July 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

Have a great weekend! LOTR is one of my favorites as well as the Harry Potter series although I have to admit, I haven’t read all the books either. My husband has read the entire LOTR series probably half a dozen times! Um, super fan?

That is so cool that Matt is fluent in Spanish. I studied Spanish in high school and I am taking a course in it this semester. I’m starting my doctorate in psychology in the fall and I want to be fluent in Spanish so I can provide services to Spanish speaking clients.


35 Belinda July 31, 2011 at 8:18 am

My mom brought over a bag of tomatoes to my house this week. I was going to search for a tomato sauce recipe today. No need to now…I’m going to use your Mom’s. Thank you!


36 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee July 31, 2011 at 8:39 am

I love how you put fresh chopped basil on your spaghetti. :)


37 [email protected] July 31, 2011 at 8:41 am

Not a Harry Potter fan, does that make me less a part of society? Just kidding! My husband is into the movies so I have seen them but I am just not a big fan.

Your dinner looks amazing! How nice that your MIL leaves you treats like that!


38 KathEats July 31, 2011 at 8:45 am

NO :mrgreen:

But I wish I had the time to watch ALL shows and movies so I could be more educated in entertainment. I haven’t seen so many of them and don’t get lots of jokes and stuff


39 Tracy July 31, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Just be sure to put Modern Family on your short list.


40 Hillary July 31, 2011 at 8:42 am

Wait a second. Matt’s read them all in English AND Spanish? Good lord, he puts me to shame.

I’m a huge HP freak, and even I forget a lot of the important details. There are just so many to keep track of!


41 Nikita July 31, 2011 at 8:53 am

I feel the same way about Harry Potter- I have read the books at least twice each, but I’m usually so into them I do it in about 2 days and then none of the details get stored in my memory! Reading them in Spanish is a good idea!


42 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 31, 2011 at 11:03 am

I love both HP and Lord of the Rings too – at one point I swear I had both series memorized. 😛 but haven’t read either series in a few years so I’ve forgotten a lot too!


43 Jenny July 31, 2011 at 11:25 am

Looove Harry Potter, but LOTR was my biggest love for much longer. Have to be honest, even as a big LOTR fan, I found the trilogy [the books] a little hard to get through. Well, the second two were easy to get through – it was the first book that felt like a neverending slog. Also, there are so many characters that sometimes it feels like you need a character index to keep track of them all!

I’m a mad speed reader… so I, too, sped through the HP books. :) HP7 took me exactly 7 hours to read – I remember! Haha, and magically I retain most of the details. Must be all that practice from reading dense Tolkien books…

Beeeautiful pasta pics. Homemade tomato sauce is ALWAYS best! After my first homemade batch, I could never go back to the jarred stuff from stores!


44 Kristi @ Hiding in Honduras July 31, 2011 at 11:50 am

Never seen a HP film or Lord of the Rings! I like to resist super-trends for as long as possible, haha! I totally fell for Twilight though…I was working at a middle school at the time so I did feel like I should read/see the movies to know what the kids were talking about. One day I’ll catch up on HP and LOTR!


45 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Harry Potter in English and Spanish?! Ole!

That’s impressive haha.

Oh, and I totally agree on remembering details. The plot moves so rapidly that I just mowed through the book rather than paying attention to the nooks and crannies of the story!


46 Liz Munoz July 31, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Hi Kath! I made the tomato sauce tonight and it was FABULOUS…Restaurant quality, even! Thanks for the recipe. My husband and I are starting a month of eating local in Nashville and we were able to use up so many of our almost-too-ripe CSA tomatoes with this dish. I’m looking forward to the leftovers! :)


47 KathEats July 31, 2011 at 8:19 pm



48 Selena August 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I wonder if that sauce would work with some yellow/orange tomatoes I have from my CSA. I have a mix of those and red ones too.


49 KathEats August 2, 2011 at 5:58 pm



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